On June 14, 2014, the Lebanese Dermatological Society (LDS) and its Executive Committee conducted a three-hour workshop on Botulinum Toxin for members of our Society in the Bekaa Region. This activity took place between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM at Khoury Hospital in Zahle. It was coordinated by Dr. Jasmin Abd-el-Baki – Member of our Executive Committee - and was accredited for three hours by the CME committee of the Lebanese Order of Physicians.
Dr. Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, President of the Lebanese Dermatological Society, welcomed six participating dermatologists and briefed them about the learning objectives of this session. He also expressed a strong commitment by the LDS and its interest in organizing similar workshops and/or sessions in other regions of the country and then thanked the organizers of this event for their time and efforts in maintaining educational activities that keep physicians abreast of the recent trends of our practice.
Drs. Micheline Maamari, May Tabet, and Abdel Kader El Tal gave three half-hour presentations each, discussing the mode of action of botulinum toxin, the anatomy and function of facial muscles and the use of Botulinum Toxin in treating hyperhidrosis respectively. These presentations were then followed by a professional and technically skilled hands-on training session performed by the invited speakers. There were a total of 8 patients, 6 of whom received injections for facial wrinkles and two for axillary hyperhidrosis. Registrants were also supplied with reference material as well as 1 CD for their perusal in the future.
The activity was outstanding in its contents and audiovisuals and was concluded by a lavish lunch at the Berdawni.